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Tensile Testing Laboratory: Nanoscale and Macroscale Metal Samples
24 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Aisling Coughlan, Kendra A. Erk, David Ray Johnson, Tanya Faltens, Alejandro Strachan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
This document is an updated (Fall 2015) sophomore materials science and engineering tensile testing laboratory handout that introduces students to the atomic-level processes that are responsible for plastic deformation. By performing standard tensile tests on a ductile metal in conjunction with...
nanoHUB Materials Simulation Homework: Engineering the Yield Stress of a Material
26 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Marisol Koslowski, Tanya Faltens
This homework assignment uses the nanoplasticity lab simulation tool to enable students to explore how grain size and the competing plastic deformation mechanisms of dislocation motion and grain boundary sliding affect the yield stress of a sample. Students create conditions that lead to...
WALLA Lecture: Solar Cells
05 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Richard J. Schwartz
WALLA Lecture Series: Big Things from a Tiny World
01 Apr 2010 |
Think really small–smaller than anything you have ever seen through a microscope. Think atoms and molecules. Now you are at the nanoscale. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are creating new tools for clean energy, lighter and more durable materials, ﬁlters for drinking water, detection and...